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  • Covid third wave could peak between Oct-Nov; intensity expected to be 1/4 of second wave Aug 30, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    Covid third wave could peak between Oct-Nov; intensity expected to be 1/4 of second wave

    If the third wave peaks, the country may see only 1 lakh daily cases as against more than 4 lakh when the deadly second wave was at its peak in May.

  • Threat of COVID-19 third wave and need for rapid immunisation Jul 06, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    Threat of COVID-19 third wave and need for rapid immunisation

    By: Anil Parmar, Vice President, Community Investment, United Way Mumbai

  • COVID-19 myths vs facts: Doctors, health experts dispel rumours about SARS-CoV-2 in children Jun 30, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    COVID-19 myths vs facts: Doctors, health experts dispel rumours about SARS-CoV-2 in children

    NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr VK Paul, said: "COVID-19 in children is often asymptomatic and seldom requires hospitalisation. However, it is possible that a small percentage of children who get infected may need hospitalisation."

  • Third wave late, have 6-8 months to vaccinate all, says COVID working group chief Jun 27, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    Third wave late, have 6-8 months to vaccinate all, says COVID working group chief

    Vaccination of children aged above 12 may also begin in a couple of months as the Zydus Cadila vaccine trial is almost complete, Dr NK Arora, the chief of government's Covid expert panel, has said,

  • Govt to monitor COVID-19 data for 6 weeks to decide on economic intervention: Sanjeev Sanyal Jun 24, 2021 10:42 PM IST

    Govt to monitor COVID-19 data for 6 weeks to decide on economic intervention: Sanjeev Sanyal

    On the possible interventions in wake of the third wave's threat to the economy, Principal Economic Advisor to the Finance Ministry, Sanjeev Sanyal said, “Our response is partly contingent on how exactly things span out.”

  • COVID-19 third wave inevitable, could strike India in 6-8 weeks: AIIMS chief Jun 19, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    COVID-19 third wave inevitable, could strike India in 6-8 weeks: AIIMS chief

    The arrival of the third wave could be expedited through the violation of COVID-appropriate behaviour, Dr Randeep Guleria said.

  • How do we prepare for future pandemics? Jun 16, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    How do we prepare for future pandemics?

    The report of the Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness and Response opens a new chapter in our understanding of COVID-19

  • Karnataka to spend Rs 1500 crore to upgrade 149 taluk, 19 district hospitals Jun 07, 2021 10:04 PM IST

    Karnataka to spend Rs 1500 crore to upgrade 149 taluk, 19 district hospitals

    The government intended to provide maximum health facilities at the taluk level itself and up to 97 per cent special health services in districts.

  • Incorporate systems that ensure day-to-day work even if third wave leads to lockdown: Maharashtra CM to industry leaders Jun 06, 2021 10:56 PM IST

    Incorporate systems that ensure day-to-day work even if third wave leads to lockdown: Maharashtra CM to industry leaders

    Uddhav Thackeray expressed the possibility of reimposing the restrictions if the state is hit by a third COVID-19 wave. In such a scenario, the industrial activities must not hit a roadblock, he suggested.

  • Govt issues guidelines for child care amid fears of third wave of COVID-19 Jun 04, 2021 10:18 AM IST

    Govt issues guidelines for child care amid fears of third wave of COVID-19

    Women and Child Development Ministry Secretary Ram Mohan Mishra has in this regard written to the chief secretaries of all the states and Union territories directing them to streamline and facilitate the actions being taken.

  • Govt likely to issue updated treatment protocol for children amid fears of possible third wave of COVID-19 Jun 03, 2021 11:02 AM IST

    Govt likely to issue updated treatment protocol for children amid fears of possible third wave of COVID-19

    The Centre had already formed a national expert group to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 in children and suggest measures for preparedness.

  • COVID-19 | Indigenous nasal vaccines could be game changer, says WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan May 23, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Indigenous nasal vaccines could be game changer, says WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan

    Rapid vaccination of the population is being seen as an effective way to curb the further spread of COVID-19. However, India is currently not inoculating children or individuals below the age of 18.

  • COVID-19 | Children at high risk in 'upcoming third wave', ensure ambulance services: NCPCR to Health Ministry May 20, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Children at high risk in 'upcoming third wave', ensure ambulance services: NCPCR to Health Ministry

    A third wave of COVID-19 is projected to hit the country and according to experts, it may affect children in large numbers, the child rights' body said.

  • How to prepare for a COVID-19 third wave, and future health emergencies May 13, 2021 10:52 AM IST

    How to prepare for a COVID-19 third wave, and future health emergencies

    Building a fair and equitable healthcare system, which works for all the people, may be the only solution to prevent -- or rather limit the impact of -- future pandemics 

  • COVID-19 | Here’s how Mumbai is preparing to tackle a potential third wave of pandemic May 04, 2021 08:36 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Here’s how Mumbai is preparing to tackle a potential third wave of pandemic

    Oxygen plants, oxygen refilling units, and new jumbo COVID-19 facilities are being set up in Mumbai. A total of 6,000 oxygenated beds and 1,500 ICU beds will be added in preparation for the coronavirus third wave. The city currently has 11,200 oxygenated beds and 2,900 ICU beds.

  • COVID-19 crisis far from over, third wave to be more dangerous: CSIR official Feb 28, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    COVID-19 crisis far from over, third wave to be more dangerous: CSIR official

    The expert clarified that India is nowhere near achieving herd immunity and as such people should continue to wear masks and maintain social distancing and hand hygiene.

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